Penelope Billington Hunt

Penelope Billington Hunt is a Portfolio Manager for Community Development Lending at Eastern Bank, where she underwrites and maintains loan relationships for nonprofit clients, including tax-exempt bonds, Low Income Housing Tax Credit and New Market Tax Credit financing. Penny joined the Community Development Lending group after completing Eastern Bank’s Commercial Credit Analyst training program.  Penny also serves in a volunteer role as co-chair of the Bank’s employee Sustainability Network.

Prior to joining Eastern Bank in June 2012, Penny obtained her MBA from Boston University with a concentration in Public & Nonprofit Management.  Before returning to graduate school, Penny worked for five years at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, where she staffed the Development, Major Gifts and Governance Committees of the Board of Directors as well as managing stewardship of major donors.  From 2003-2005, Penny worked as a grant administrator for Stopover Services of Newport County, a small nonprofit proving crisis intervention counseling for teens and their families; and also taught job readiness classes to youth.  Penny received a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and American Institutions from Brown University and is a member of the 2009 class of LeadBoston.